As we still practise social distancing, it has been over four months since the lockdown was first announced. New content is releasing slowly and it can be difficult to find entertaining films and web series to watch after a while.

Thriller is one genre in particular that never runs out content. No matter how many web series you watch, there is always something more to entice your brain and keep you on the edge of your seat.

Here is a list of the best Indian thriller web series which you can choose from to refresh your watchlist:

1Inside Edge

Available on: Amazon Prime Video

Seasons: 2

Cast: Vivek Oberoi, Angad Bedi, Tanuj Virwani, Richa Chadha, Amir Bashir, Siddharth Chaturvedi, Sayani Gupta

Revolving around a fictional T20 cricket tournament known as the the Powerplay League, Inside Edge explores the backstage show that runs such tournaments. Highlighting politics, match fixing, scandals and more, this web series has it all to rile up a storm in the otherwise fantastical world of cricket.

2Bhram

Available on: ZEE5

Seasons: 1

Cast: Kalki Koechlin, Jashn Agnihotri, Bhumika Chawla, Aashit Chatterjee

Recovering from a car accident, a famous writer, Alisha Khanna, decides to move to Shimla to get some peace of mind and focus on a book. A patient of PTSD, she starts having visions of a girl which she passes off as hallucinations due to her condition. As she dives further into the mystery she realises that the same girl has been dead for over 20 years and Alisha may have put a lot of lives in danger.

3Ghoul

Available on: Netflix

Seasons: 1

Cast: Radhika Apte, Manav Kaul, Rohit Pathak, Mahesh Balraj

Imagine being trapped in an underground fortress with malevolent forces desperate to hunt you down. Apte plays Nida Rahim, a fresh recruit of the Army assigned to interrogate a fierce terrorist, Ali Saeed, in a heavily guarded facility. What begins as a routine prisoner transfer, soon turns into a nightmare as the Saeed’s presence sets off peculiar events within the premises. The authorities soon realise that what they face may not be of this world.

4Kaali

Available on: ZEE5

Seasons: 2

Cast: Paoli Dam, Rahul Banerjee, Abhishek Banerjee

Within the heart of Kolkata, a mother’s desperate attempt to save her son’s life leads her to entangle with the worst of the city. The dark underbelly of crime isn’t kind and Kaali finds out that she will have to put it all on the line to arrange money for a surgery that could save her son’s life after an accident. Her struggle gets worse as her actions result in her son getting kidnapped in season 2, forcing her to steal a drugs consignment.

5Special OPS

Available on: Disney+ Hotstar

Seasons: 1

Cast: Kay Kay Menon, Karan Tacker, Saiyami Kher, Vinay Pathak, Meher Vij, Sajjad Delafrooz, Muzamil Ibrahim, Vipul Gupta

Senior Analyst at R&AW, Himmat Singh (Menon) faces an enquiry at work for spending millions of the Government’s secret service funds anonymously. His reasons are classified yet important as he aims to track down an elusive terrorist he believes was the handler of the 2001 attacks on the Indian Parliament. He uses the money to support and aid his agents scattered around the globe, hunting their target.

6Abhay

Available on: ZEE5

Seasons: 1 (S02 coming soon)

Cast: Kunal Kemmu, Sandeepa Dhar, Anupriya Goenka, Deepak Tijori, Elnaaz Norouzi

Witness the life of inspector Abhay Pratap Singh (Kemmu), an intelligent officer who possesses skills unlike any other. He can think like a criminal and uses his abilities to solve gruesome cases which are inspired by real life incidents. Every episode in this web series presents a new horrifying crime along with a new challenge. But his own life isn’t perfect and Abhay has his personal set of problems to handle as well.

7The Final Call

Available on: ZEE5

Seasons: 1

Cast: Arjun Rampal, Javed Jaffrey, Neeraj Kabi, Sakshi Tanwar, Anupriya Goenka

A regular flight from Mumbai to Sydney, turns into a nightmare for 300 passengers when their captain, Karan Sachdev (Rampal), decides to commit suicide. He suffers from constant visions of his air-force days and decides to put an end to his misery. His co-pilot is poisoned and he cuts off communication with ground control worsening the situation. The Anti Terrorist Squad is called in to handle the situation. This web series is based on a novel by

8Breathe

Available on: Amazon Prime Video

Seasons: 2

Cast: Amit Sadh, Madhavan, Abhishek Bachchan, Nithya Menen

A tale of two plots, Breathe and Breathe: Into The Shadows follow two separate stories with one set in Mumbai and the second based in Delhi. Season 1 follows a desperate father, Danny Mascarenhas (Madhavan), who decides to be judge, jury and executioner to make sure his dying son can get on top of a donor priority list. A short tempered yet smart police officer, Kabir Sawant (Sadh) gets on the case.

Season 2 sees Kabir transferred to Delhi and handling a case of serial murders with the help of a psychiatrist, Dr Avinash Sabharwal (Abhishek Bachchan). Avinash’s own daughter is kidnapped which forces him to take certain steps without letting the police know. However, Kabir suspects a peculiar connection between the two incidents.

9Criminal Justice

Available on: Disney+ Hotstar

Seasons: 1

Cast: Vikrant Massey, Pankaj Tripathi, Jackie Shroff, Rucha Inamdar

A simple and honest cab driver, Aditya (Massey), is arrested when a passenger he had a one-night stand with, is found murdered. Despite being innocent, he has no evidence to prove his innocence and is sentenced to life imprisonment charged with murder. His lawyer, Madhav Mishra (Tripathi), is convinced that there is more to the case and decides to investigate further.

10Asur

Available On: Voot Select

Seasons: 1

Cast: Arshad Warsi, Barun Sobti, Riddhi Dogra

A dangerous serial killer wreaks havoc in the city of Varanasi and leaves a trail of bodies in his wake. His philosophy behind the murders is deeply rooted in Hindu mythology which disturbs the authorities further. A former CBI forensic expert and a senior CBI officer must come together to apprehend the psychopathic killer before more lives are lost.

11Lalbazaar

Available on: ZEE5

Seasons: 1

Cast: Anirban Chakrabarti, Hrishitaa Bhatt, Dibyendu Bhattacharya

Follow a group of brave police officers as they delve deep into the horrors of Kolkata. From murders in brothel, lakes to other gruesome cases, this web series showcases the true side of the city’s criminal nooks and crannies. The 10 episode focuses on the police trying to bring these hideous culprits to justice.

12The Raikar Case

Available on: Voot Select

Seasons: 1

Cast: Atul Kulkarni, Ashwini Bhave, Parul Gulati, Neil Bhoopalam.

The series opens when the youngest member of the Naik Raikar family perishes. What is initially suspected to be suicide is deemed as murder. The revelation that the killer is someone in the family complicates matters further as a game of lies and deceit gets underway. The Raikar Case is inspired by true events and challenges the notion of picking your family over the truth.

13Aarya

Available on Disney+ Hotstar

Seasons: 1

Cast: Sushmita Sen, Chandrachur Singh, Sikandar Kher, Namit Das

Aarya Sareen’s (Sen) life is turned upside down when her husband is shot outside their house. She finds out about his illegal drug business with his partners which he wanted out of, potentially leading to an attempt on his life. Initially scared, Aarya realises that she and her kids won’t be safe until she takes matters into her own hands, enters the business and eliminates the threat.

14Hostages

Available on: Disney+ Hotstar

Seasons: 1 (S02 Coming Soon)

Cast: Tisca Chopra, Ronit Roy, Mohan Kapur

A group of masked gunmen enter the Anand household a night before Dr Mira Anand is scheduled to perform a surgery on the Chief Minister. They take her family hostage and threaten to kill them if she does not murder the politician during surgery. With an impossible choice between her personal and professional life, Mira has little time to decide.

15Paatal Lok

Available on: Amazon Prime Video

Seasons: 1

Cast: Jaideep Ahlawat, Neeraj Kabi, Abhishek Banerjee, Gul Panag

A sensationalised arrest of four criminals sets shocking events in motion as it is revealed that they intended to murder famous journalist, Sanjeev Mehra (Kabi). They are arrested in the jurisdiction of Inspector Hathi Ram Chaudhary (Ahlawat) who is assigned the investigation. As he goes deeper into the case, he starts pulling on strings which are knotted beyond repair uncovering a huge conspiracy while also coming to terms with the suspects’ heinous pasts.


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